Testament Essays

Old Testament Section of the Bible

This book explains the cultural history of plants that are used as herbs in today’s contemporary history. The book was published in 2004 and the writers seek to demystify the role that herbs played in history. In sections addressing garlic use, they cover Egypt and Mesopotamia and features some claims from the Old Testament section of the Bible. The book further explains how garlic was viewed by many as a wonder drug. Dating as far back as man’s history, ancient…

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The New Testament

The New Testament is deeply rooted in what Friedrich Nietzsche called slave morality. Its sense of ethics and the social values it expounds can be described as a downward pull towards a constant affirmation of a shameful human. One can see the New Testament as copying the ideals of the Old Testament, for the entire Judeo-Christian message is simply, echoing Mikhail Bakunin: God is everything, humanity is nothing; God is the master, humanity its slaves. As such, ethics, values and…

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Understanding Three Psalms of the Old Testament

Psalm 78 and Psalm 89 are both referred to as “maskils. ” According to Gordon Churchyard (2004), a maskil may be the name given to verses that teach their readers something of value. The Book of Psalms published by the International Bible Society in the United States, however, explains the word “maskil” as a literary or musical term (Psalm 78, 1984). The fact remains, though, that every psalm of the Old Testament is unique as a teaching tool of religion….

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Old and New Testament

In Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein, the central theme for discussion is the relationship that exists between the creator and that which he is creating. In this particular work, Shelley focuses on a scientist who makes his life’s work out of manipulating molecules to create his own special brand of humanity. In addition to that, the author touches on issues of good and evil in regards to how Dr. Victor Frankenstein develops his own human being. In this work, the relationship…

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Old Testament

Found in the Old Testament of the Bible, Psalms have a certain mythic quality to them. Originally written as songs, Psalms are often used to present morality tales or to provide an acknowledgment of certain moral concepts. It is believed that Psalms were originally written by King David, although there is way to completely verify the actual authorship. Records indicate, however, that the Psalms are several thousands of years old. This brings forth the important question: how is it that…

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